Dec 27, 2006 9:14pm
Re: How ?
Click on Books,Music,Ect. and it will take you to this page.
Click on radio button by Title. Then enter the title of a movie. Let say Alice Sweet Alice
and hit search. And nothing of worth, So it must be in public domain. But wait, go to IMDb
an do a search for Alice Sweet Alice
and it will take you to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076150/
But what doe's that have todo with the movie you was searching for? Scroll down the page and you will find that Alice Sweet Alice
is an alter name for Communion
Go back to copyright search page and do a search on Communion
and you will see Communion
with 192 items. Check the box and hit submit. Now you have a long list to look through. It helps if you remember the Producer or Director or Script writer of the movie. At Item 25 you'll will notice Alice, Sweet Alice
. Check and submit, and it will bring you
1. Registration Number: PA-207-022
Title: Alice, sweet Alice / producer, Richard K. Rosenberg ; director,
Imprint: New York : An Allied Artists release, c1976.
Description: 2 videocassettes (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Motion pictures, major cast members: Paula Sheppard, Brooke Shields, Linda Miller et al.
Motion pictures, credits: Original screenplay: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole; cinematographer: John
Friberg, Chuck Hall; music by Stephen Lawrence; editor: Edward Salier.
Claimant: acHarristown Funding, Ltd.
Date in © Notice: notice: 1976
Title on © Application: Communion; Holy terror.
Author on © Application: Harristown Funding, Ltd., employer for hire.
Previous Related Version: Screenplay prev. reg. 1975, DU93716.
Claim Limit: NEW MATTER: "dramatization for film, incl. addition of soundtrack."
Miscellaneous: C.O. corres.
So if I'm reading this right it's still under copyright.
The online database only goes back to 1978 and if you don't find the movie in the search, it do's not mean that it's in public domain. Ask hear before you post. And one of the experts shall answear.
I hope I got all of the above right. If I did anything wrong please tell